Entries with the tag: puck rock
In my eyes, Boyd Devereaux may just be the luckiest dude on the planet. Here’s a guy who’s got a Stanley Cup ring and his own indie rock label, Elevation Recordings (no relation to Elevation Partners, the Bono-powered venture capital firm). Currently back with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Devereaux’s seemingly got the most in-depth musical taste of any player in the NHL; he’s probably the only guy you’ll be able to find on both TSN’s and Stereogum’s archives.
From Radiohead to Black Sabbath to Mogwai, Devereaux’s favorites are a virtual catalog of indie rock and college radio essentials—and he’s the focus of this edition of Puck Rock. For you music geeks out there, you’ll marvel at his selection of tracks.
Who is Dave Bidini? If you’re an American hockey fan, you may not be that familiar with Dave. That’s too bad because he’s one of the most entertaining hockey writers around. He also is the founder of noted indie rock band Rheostatics, and has recorded his share of solo albums. Dave’s hockey books include Tropic of Hockey (an award-winning look at how hockey can be found in even the most remote of regions; ToH was also the basis of The Hockey Nomad aired on CBC in 2003) and The Best Game You Can Name (a funny and vivid look at the game from Dave’s on-ice perspective and the perspective of greats like Steve Larmer and Frank Mahovlich).
If you’re Canadian, you may have heard, seen, or read Dave about sports and all things puck because he’s all over the place. He’s featured in This Magazine (writing), Toro Magazine (web show host), and, well, a bunch of other places. If it rocks or if it’s got a puck involved with it, chances are Dave has some thoughts about it. He’s even curated a gallary exhibit about Maple Leaf fandom called Blue Blood (runs through January 4th at Toronto’s Harbour Front Center.
Which, of course, makes him perfect subject for an edition of Puck Rock. And in true punk spirit (punk, not puck), here’s Dave’s irreverant take on the whole thing: